It's once again time to take a look at the week that was in the news with our week in review. The week began with the announcement of 21 individuals in Sheridan being arrested for methamphetamine distribution. The bust was part of a two year long investigation that resulted in three more arrests throughout the week, with more arrests possible in the future as the investigation into the meth ring is ongoing.
A fire north of Clearmont spread quickly early in the week and took numerous resources and several days of firefighting efforts before it was contained. The Gilead Fire northwest of Buffalo started August 14th due to lightning, but didn't actually began to really spread until this past Wednesday when a thick plume of smoke could be seen throughout the region. BHNF Public Affairs Specialist Susie Douglas.
The week concluded with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that wolves would be delisted in Wyoming, and that the state would take over management of the wolf population. Which brought about his comment from Governor Matt Mead.